Current African Player of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains a transfer target for a number of high-profile clubs across Europe, with Real Madrid indicating their interest in the prolific striker.
Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel does not want to lose his star striker, and has asked for club officials to do what can be done to stop a move away from the Bundesliga side.
All of their efforts may be in vain, however, as the player continues to reach new heights and show incredible consistency in doing so.
The 27-year-old is currently the Bundesliga top scorer with 15 goals in 12 appearances, and was on target yet again in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night against European champions Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring one and setting up another for Marco Reus to earn a 2-2 draw that secured top spot in Group F.
In scoring against Real Madrid the former AC Milan youth player has displayed the ability to thrive at the highest levels of club football, and with the club already rumoured to be interested in his services, Aubameyang’s performance on Wednesday night will certainly add credence to a potential transfer in future.
The Gabon international has often spoken about his happiness at the German club, adding a caveat in terms of the one club that could pry him away from Dortmund.
Aubameyang has revealed in past interviews that it was his Spanish grandfather’s dying wish for him to one day play for the Galacticos, and he has made it clear that he hopes to fulfil that ambition in future.
There is a transfer ban imposed on Real Madrid at the moment that prohibits them from registering any new players until the beginning of 2018, but the African Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or nominee may be the footballer that the Spanish club will be aiming to lure to Madrid.
At 27, Aubameyang is in the prime of his career, and his form is incredible, but in the back of his mind he must be aware that time is not on his side and a potential move to Real Madrid would need to take place within the next three years for the club to offer him a long-term deal.
That realisation may prompt Aubameyang to urge his German club to accept an offer from the Spanish giants, were it to be forthcoming in January 2018, when the club’s transfer ban would officially end.